Japanese label kolor have broadened their horizons in recent years, proving they are ones to watch. In 2021, founder Junichi Abe made his mark on the runway by entering the sportswear realm and launching a multi-faceted line that combined silhouettes to create something new.
For the Fall/Winter 2023 season, kolor went to Paris Fashion Week for the launch of its latest unisex offer. The brand has kept it simple by creating a harmonious collection that continues the eccentric references seen last season. FW23 saw Junichi find peace in the abnormal while redefining the standard wardrobe through an abstract point of view with dynamism on every level.
Deconstructed patterns were seen left, right and center, starting the showcase with a dark purple blazer with mismatched lapels and a patchwork shirt underneath. The contrast seen on the track was consistently uneven, but it brought a new sense of synchronicity. Everyday white shirts saw crooked collars and ill-fitting cuffs while double-layered sleeves battled for top spot. Various bottoms were cut and continued on outerwear options in a disconnected fashion, moving alongside inside-out vests with exposed seams and leather panels.
Overall, the collection offered an unfinished feel that was equally beautiful and thought-provoking, begging its audience to wonder what makes a garment complete while seeking beauty in chaos.
Take a closer look at Kolor’s FW23 collection in the gallery above.
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